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Cottage with pool + garden room + aircon (bedroom) nr Estuary

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Your gite opening onto pool and garden
Your garden room/terrace opening upon the pool area
Cosmopolitan La Rochelle - just over 1 hour - motorway all the way
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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La Vieille Grange in Semoussac is a quality conversion of a wine producing barn, the gite offers couples privacy, relaxation, views, large all weather garden room (with full width, sliding glass doors), acre of garden, 11x5m swimming pool & all mod cons (incl aircon in bedroom). It is different in many ways, offering the best of both worlds in its facilities, its location and in the atmosphere the owners strive to create ! Located in countryside, surrounded by vineyards and rolling Charente Maritime countryside but within 10 minutes of the Gironde estuary (with nature reserve and bird sanctuary) and quiet marinas, it is within 30 minutes of a nice beach with lots of lovely local places to visit and with easy access to the life of Bordeaux & La Rochelle. The gite is specifically designed...La Vieille Grange in Semoussac is a quality conversion of a wine producing barn, the gite offers couples privacy, relaxation, views, large all weather garden room (with full width, sliding glass doors), acre of garden, 11x5m swimming pool & all mod cons (incl aircon in bedroom). It is different in many ways, offering the best of both worlds in its facilities, its location and in the atmosphere the owners strive to create ! Located in countryside, surrounded by vineyards and rolling Charente Maritime countryside but within 10 minutes of the Gironde estuary (with nature reserve and bird sanctuary) and quiet marinas, it is within 30 minutes of a nice beach with lots of lovely local places to visit and with easy access to the life of Bordeaux & La Rochelle. The gite is specifically designed around the needs of couples (or 2 friends !) . The gite consists of : On ground floor : kitchen/dining room : modern and fully equipped incl full sized oven & ceramic hob, breakfast bar, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, dining table/chairs and direct dial telephone/answering machine living room : with Godin log burner, TV/video with English (BBC, ITV, Film4 etc) & French channels, DVD player, CD/radio/cassette player & sofa (a sofa-bed can be provided for people not able to get up the stairs, subject to availability) bathroom : bath with wall mounted shower attachment separate WC entrance hall, with spiral staircase (steep !) up to : On 1st floor, in the converted grenier/loft, 2 large bedrooms (each approx 6mx3m / 18ftx9ft into the eaves - although with some low beams) : main double bedroom for 2 people, incl. sitting area with sofa and aircon ... and French windows with views across countryside towards the estuary (and the sunsets !). mezzanine double bedroom for additional 2 people, leading to main bedroom and outside : an enormous (6x4 metre) all weather & all year round garden room/terrace with triple sliding patio doors, opening onto pool area and stunning views across garden and valley beyond If/when you need heating in the garden room, there is a log burner - logs provided ! So if it's a bit drizzly you can still relax and enjoy a good book (or an even better bottle of wine !) whilst enjoying the 'being in the garden' feeling and gazing at the views across garden and valley to the village beyond ! And when it stops drizzling and warms up - just open up as much or as little of the patio doors as you want - opening up as much as 2/3rds of the room to the garden. With a choice of furniture : easy chairs; wood steamer-style chairs or deckchairs. Plus dining table & chairs, coffee table and side tables. plenty of choice of garden furniture (wood or PVC sun-loungers, chairs, tables & parasols), plus BBQ and 2 bikes use of 11mx5m swimming pool - May to October incl. The pool is approx 1m in the shallow end and approx 2m at the deep end, with a diving board * use of garden - approx 1 acre - incl boules pit and the ever popular 'finishing touches' : with your confirmation letter, you'll get our colour information booklet - with everything from our favourite places to eat and drink, to the all important opening times of local supermarkets - and of course maps and directions for getting to us ! and waiting for you when you arrive : fresh flowers to gladden the eye our complimentary 'Post Travelling Recovery Kit' otherwise known as our 'Welcome Pack', including a bottle of wine (for you to celebrate the start of your holiday !) and provisions for an evening snack and morning breakfast - so you don't need to go to a supermarket after travelling ! (Pack includes : bottle of wine, olives, bread, croissants, milk, cheese, orange juice, tea, coffee, sugar, margarine, pasta & pesto sauce) an abundance of up to date tourist maps, guides and leaflets - carefully organised to make it easy to find just what you want (yes, Chris IS that sad !) availability of an extensive DVD & video library (to accompany that late night bottle of wine perhaps ?) Wi-fi coverage is provided on request (subject to availability) if you bring a wi-fi enabled laptop. the gite Information Folder with details of everything from the latest weather forecast to information about how to use all the gite's facilities Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 01701017-42417-0509More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
One small, well behaved dog may be welcome - please check with us first.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Chris and Martin .
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2007
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool + garden room + aircon (bedroom) nr Estuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool + garden room + aircon (bedroom) nr Estuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Really enjoyed our stay. Gite was exactly as described and worked perfectly for four friends. Was amazing to have such a lovely clean pool overlooking the fabulous Bordeaux countryside. Chris and Martin could not have been more helpful. We would all wholeheartedly recommend and I'm...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool + garden room + aircon (bedroom) nr Estuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

David Many thanks for your very kind review ! It was a pleasure welcoming people who were so clearly having a great time ! Although the gite's primarily designed for 2 people, we're delighted that you were able to have 2 friends stay also and...More

Reviewed 9 October 2015

Beautiful gite, spacious and clean, well equipped and provisioned. Exceptional hosts, especially Keanu! We had the most relaxing weeks holiday ever in this lovely tranquil area. The gite was even nicer and much bigger than it appears in the photos. Chris and Martin were wonderful...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
Management response:Responded 29 July 2015

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The brochure does not do justice to this place, the gite is huge with a pool to match and, you do not have to share with other holiday makers. We were made to feel very much 'at home' by Martin and Chris, who were unassuming...More

Date of stay: June 2014
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

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Date of stay: June 2014
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Lovely homely accommodation with everything you needed for a self-catering break - and more, like the fresh flowers and welcome pack when you arrive. Garden room was perfect for reading - and there were plenty of magazines, books and tourist brochures on the area to...More

Date of stay: October 2012
Thank Eleanor G
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Spent a wonderful 2 weeks here at the end of July 2012. Martin, Christ and Keanu the dog couldn't have been more welcoming and even supplied us with a hamper of essentials upon our arrival. It's a real home away from home with wifi and...More

Date of stay: July 2012
Thank Matt_S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Books
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There are loads of interesting places to visit and things to do (if/when you tire of just lying around the pool during the summer!), including sleepy villages and livelier towns, beaches, chateaux/wine tasting, nature reserves, a new bird sanctuary, outside activities (for those into them!) including fishing, horse riding, walking and bird watching - or just sitting outside bars watching the world go by! Within easy striking distance are : Chatelallion Plage, La Rochelle, Ile de Ré, Ile d'Oléron, St. Jean d'Angély, Angoulême, Royan, Rochefort, Cognac, Blaye, Saintes, Niort and even Bordeaux all within 1 hour drive.
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